Tweed Council has upped the ante on its proposal to change the beachfront streetscape in Kingscliff’s CBD, with a council information booth on Marine Parade tomorrow and an online survey to garner further resident feedback.
The proposal to make Marine Parade one way between Turnock Street and Seaview Street is currently on exhibition and can be viewed here.
The plan is part of the long-awaited proposed Kingscliff foreshore ‘central park’ redevelopment that most locals supported during a recent consultation and which identified lack of parking and landscaping on the tourist strip as major concerns to be addressed.
The booth will be set up beside the Kingscliff Beach Hotel from 10am to 1pm to provide information about the Marine Parade concept plans, answer residents’ questions and enable people to register their views on the proposal.
Tweed Council’s civil design engineering coordinator Warren Boyd said: ‘We have widely publicised the concept plans and engagement campaign, including the community survey. However, this is a key issue for the vitality of the Kingscliff foreshore and town centre, so the information stall is a further effort to inform the community and enable residents to provide feedback.’
A video outlining the concept plan and an online survey are available online.
The proposal is expected to eventually create up to 70 new car parking spaces along Marine Parade and, the council says, includes ‘significant street beautification measures including tree planting in pedestrian walkways and islands’.
The concept plans have received strong support from the local Chamber of Commerce and Residents’ Association, who council said have received regular updates as part of community consultation for the project.
The proposal will be on exhibition until Friday 22 June, with community members invited to submit their feedback by 4.30pm on that date.